Hope Powell has announced her squad for the friendly game against Norway in Barnsley next Friday.
England v Norway
Barnsley FC, Oakwell Stadium
7.45pm 6 May 2005
England Women’s football coach, Hope Powell has announced her squad for the game against Norway at Barnsley’s Oakwell home, which kicks off at 7.45pm next Friday 6 May.
The match is England’s penultimate warm-up game before the Women’s Euro 2005 tournament this summer - and is another chance for the players to turn in an impressive performance to secure their places in the final tournament squad– against the Norwegians who are fellow Finalists.
Included in the 30-player squad is Arsenal’s Kelly Smith, who marked her return to action last Sunday with a sublime goal to seal the Premier League Title for the Gunners, and will be looking for a return to the starting eleven.
Charlton Athletic's teenage striker Eniola Aluko withdrew from the squad for this fixture on Friday afternoon with the blessing of Head Coach Hope Powell as she enters the final month of her 'A' Level studies, and has been replaced by Birmingham City's Jo Potter.
Karen Bardsley (California State University Fullerton, USA), Rachel Brown (Everton LFC), Josephine Fletcher (Birmingham City LFC), Leanne Hall (Fulham LFC)
Laura Bassett (Birmingham City LFC), Becky Easton (Everton LFC), Lindsay Johnson (Everton LFC), Mary Phillip (Arsenal LFC), Alex Scott (Birmingham City LFC), Casey Stoney (Charlton Athletic LFC), Rachel Unitt (Everton LFC), Faye White (Arsenal LFC),
Anita Asante (Arsenal LFC), Samantha Britton (Everton LFC), Katie Chapman (Charlton Athletic LFC), Vicky Exley (Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC), Rachel McArthur (Bristol City LFC), Kelly McDougall (Everton LFC), Sally Lacey (Birmingham City LFC), Emily Westwood (Wolverhampton Wanderers LFC), Fara Williams (Everton LFC), Kelly Smith (Arsenal)
Amanda Barr (Birmingham City LFC), Karen Carney (Birmingham City LFC), Jody Handley (Everton LFC), Ellen Maggs (Birmingham City LFC), Kristy Moore (Fløya LFC, Norway), Josanne Potter (Birmingham City LFC), Sue Smith (Leeds United LFC), Rachel Yankey (Birmingham City LFC)
Tickets for the match are on sale now from the Barnsley FC ticket office or by calling the ticket hotline on 01226 211211. Tickets are priced at £3 for adults/£1concessions in advance and £5/£2 on match day.
There are special discounts available for schools and football clubs, on application to Barnsley FC – group booking forms can be downloaded
Media requests should be made to Rob Knowles at Barnsley FC on 01226 211211.